There are tons of ways to keep up with developments in the WordPress community. In this post I wanted to share some of my favorite sources of information when it comes to WordPress.
If you follow me on Twitter you’ll notice I retweet these sites regularly and that’s because they put out great content in a timely fashion. I’ve also been mixing it up lately with podcasts and IRC so I’ve included them in this list as well.
Finally, at the end of this post I share some additional resources as well as a Google Reader bundle of all the WordPress blogs I try to follow.
WordPress Tavern has been one of my go to sources for news about the WordPress community since I started paying attention to this kind of stuff. They regularly post reviews, news, screencasts, guest blog posts and more.
Weblog Tools Collection can be followed through the WordPress planet feed or through its own RSS feed but is an easy way to keep up to date on major plugin and theme updates as well as news from within the community.
WordPress Tavern is the only other WordPress forum I bother to check out besides the official forum. The forum generates some great discussions and is an excellent way to tap into global knowledge of the WordPress community.
WordPress Podcasts & Streams
The WordPress Community podcast features Joost de Valk and Frederick Townes, two individuals who are very active within the WordPress community. The podcast has some great interviews and excellent advice for all types of WordPress users.
WordPress has several IRC channels that provide an easy means of getting help with WordPress. There are over 400 people in #wordpress as of the time this was written. You can also follow along with the core teams weekly meetings on #wordpress-dev.
WordPress Tutorial Sites
WordCamps happen all around the world and feature talks from all types of folks from within the WordPress community. It’s the best place to learn more about WordPress and meet other WordPress developers, designers and users.
WordPress meetups happen all over the world and more often than WordCamps which make them the second best way to meet other WordPress folks and learn more about WordPress. This year has been dubbed the “Year of the Meetup” by the WordPress foundation. Boston area WordPress users should check out our monthly WordPress meetup.
wpMail is a free WordPress Newsletter, once a week, with a round-up of WordPress news and articles. The newsletter gets straight to the content making it an easy way to keep up to date on all things WordPress.
This is a feed of 41 WordPress sites I check daily through Google Reader. I’ve bundled it up for you to make it easy. Grab the feed here.
If 41 WordPress sites isn’t enough, check out this post from WPCandy with a link to 240 RSS feeds you can follow.
Image by Puzzler4879